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Beautiful and delightfully on-point imagery there, Lou. You've perfectly captured Jayson's uncommonly relaxed, Zen-like and almost detached and playful nonchalance.I believe it was the four ball -- sort of a pink colored ball in the set.
I'd also have to agree with Bob that the number of times he bumps a ball into position was extraordinary. I'm not so sure his patterns were the best but after that run whadda I know. My only other comment is that his whole demeanor during the run is of someone just strolling around a pool table, almost looking like he's killing time waiting for his wife to get ready to go out to dinner, and just plinking balls off the table. It's nuts.
Quite remarkable, as you precisely say -- demeanor -- considering what he achieved . . . and I can't think of any other sport where such relaxed, casualness could produce the sustained excellence that it did. And not a trace of fatigue evident throughout the run. He's done the roadwork that Joe Frazier advises.
It is historically common in the performing arts where top-tier actors (Streep, Brando) and singers (Sinatra) have their envious, bewildered, but enchanted peers saying he/she makes it all look so damned easy. It's definitely counter-intuitive to associate such seeming ease and nonchalance with possibly the most precise of all sports.